Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.
~Proverbs 14:34, NASB
“God permits the wicked, but not forever.”
Life is about choices and good choices bring good consequences, while foolish and wicked choices bring bad consequences. In a manner of speaking, life is what we make it. The choices that individuals make affect society as a whole. The choices society [government] makes then affects the individual. Like individuals, societies reap the harvest of their moral choices and leadership is very important. When we have godly leaders, we thrive but when the immoral are in charge, we go into moral decline. Solomon said in Proverbs 29:2, When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan. Again in 29:16 he said, When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increases.
What my generation has seen is a lot of bad leadership. Clinton and Obama were clever but so is the devil. We need more than cleverness in our president, we need moral wisdom. Of course we cannot blame all our problems on our leaders because we elected them. Politicians play to our greed and it works. This is what makes Trump refreshing, he is not a politician and he told us the truth. Unlike a politician, he has every intention of keeping his promises. Trump makes politicians uneasy; he frightens them. They are terrified that he will find the plug and drain the swamp. I think John Wydner is right; Trump is an answer to prayer and it would behoove us to pray for this man daily. We have a lot of problems that need to be fixed. Our national debt is a ticking time bomb. The IRS is a thief and an intruder. It is unconstitutional and needs to be abolished. Our government is upside down. What our forefathers feared has materialized; the federal government has seized the power of the various states. They have taken over every aspect of state government and have done a horrible job. Health, education and welfare need to be returned to the states.
The result of the federal intrusion is not a better society. Since Lincoln and his followers destroyed the power and sovereignty of the states, we have the IRS, abortion on demand, gay rights, same sex marriage astronomical debt, accelerated crime, a deplorable congress, over crowded prisons and far less liberty. We have a government that takes from those who work and gives to those who don’t.
What can we do about it?
- We can resist their influence. They are trying desperately to conform us to their image but we must resist. I will not condone the killing of the unborn nor give my approval to same sex marriage.
- We as individuals must make wiser choices. It would help if we would think, study and do a little research. Government education has made heroes out of villains and villains out of heroes. George Washington is a good guy and Abraham Lincoln is not. How can we praise a man who got 600,000 American’s killed.
- We must educate our children. We have made a horrible mistake is allowing the government to educate our children. Government education is propaganda. Abortion is murder and evolution is a lie out of the pits of hell. The United States is about States that united in order to defend themselves. We live in a constitutional republic, not a democracy. Racism and sexual harassment of women are not our biggest problems: immorality and ignorance are far greater problems. Personally, I put killing babies number one. How we are treating future women [unborn] bothers me but it doesn’t bother Washington, Hollywood or the media. We must accept the fact that our kids are not going to get the truth from government text books. Thank God for the teachers that lay the books aside and teach the facts but there are far too few of them.
The bottom line: it is righteousness and morality that makes a nation great. Sin can destroy anything, even a great Republic.
Jim Tanner may be slightly better but he is still a very sick man and in need of our prayers. Lord willing, we will be meeting with the GOLDEN GIRLS this morning. Just eight days until Day Light Savings Time and 17 days till spring. I must say, winter, though brutal at times, has gone by rather quickly.